The last couple of days have been pretty good. Agnoos, checking out Aunt Rolando Moon, in the tree above. 🙂 Bright and sunny, and not much wind chill. My husband was even up to going outside to feed the cats. I didn't find out until today, that he did it in bare feet and with … Continue reading Got it done!
Oh, my goodness, what a difference having that new chainsaw made! But before I could break it in, I needed to drag down the stuck tree, so I could use the wood in the high raised bed. Thanks to my husband very securely attaching the hooks I got to the rope I got - rope … Continue reading High raised bed – it’s done!
With the lovely weather we've had, the branch piles are dry enough that I went out to do some chipping. This time, I took the chipper into the maple grove to start on one of the branch piles near the old garden shed. In this location, I didn't bother bringing the collection bag, since the … Continue reading Can you tell?
Oh, what a lovely day we're having today! As I write this, we are at 17C/63F, which is a couple of degrees warmer than forecast. We've got beautiful blue skies and sunshine, though it was a bit winder than I would have liked - only because I needed to do some spray painting. While the … Continue reading Low raised beds: ready for planting
Oh, what fun! I got the chipper assembled, and we've tested it out. Here's how it went. This is after lifting the box off, and removing the bubble wrap around that biggest chute. It was deep in that chute, under other stuff, that I found the instruction booklet. Which included detailed instructions on how to … Continue reading First day with the chipper!
After a quick run out to hit the farmer's market, and then town, I decided to finish painting the inside of the outhouse while there was still enough light. I'm glad I did. 🙂 Here are the "before" pictures. I had a few drips, while working on the top and ceiling. 😀 It was a … Continue reading Clean up: our “second bathroom”, first coat inside, done!
Well, that didn't take much at all! With the help of my younger daughter, we got the shut off valve installed on the hot water pipe. Ha! Just kidding. My daughter did all the work. I took pictures and passed her things. The first thing we needed to do was take off the "clamps" holding … Continue reading Shut off valve installed!
I love having so much space around the house. I really do! But taking care of it is a ... well... you know... After all this rain, I got mowing done, but never had the chance to do the week trimming around the edges. The lawn needs mowing again already, even without more rain, which … Continue reading So tired, but I got it done!
We're having some pretty hot and humid days of late. Not heat like we've been having all summer, thankfully, but more "average for August" hot. Though it didn't rain last night, when I came out to do my morning rounds, the dew was so heavy, I would have though we'd had some, had everything else … Continue reading Got it done!
With the garlic all harvested, we've got two empty beds that need to be readied for next year's garden. With these beds, we had dug into the soft soil we found under the wood pile, mounding soil into beds and making paths in between. This worked out quite well, but there were a couple of … Continue reading Our 2022 garden: first raised bed box